Updated coding for the Perioperative Anemia Management Measure Denominator Exclusion
May 28, 2021

Updated coding for the Perioperative Anemia Management Measure Denominator Exclusion

The Anesthesia Quality Institute recently assigned a code for reporting the denominator exclusion on AQI72: Perioperative Anemia Management. The new code, 11A80, should be used when a “Surgeon or other non-anesthesia professional clinician completed one or more of the management strategies without direction or assistance from the anesthesia professional.”

The exclusion had always been a part of the measure; however, a registry code was inadvertently not included in the measure book.

The updated measure book with the new code is available on the AQI Quality Reporting website.

FTP access: inactive after 90 days

For security reasons, all FTP accounts (for those who upload data to NACOR) will be disabled if no activity occurs within a 90-day window. As data submission deadlines approach, you may not have access to log in to the FTP when you are ready to submit data.

If you suspect your account has been disabled due to inactivity, submit a help desk ticket by emailing NACORSupport@asahq.org. FTP access has no impact on user access to the NACOR dashboard.

Anesthesia Quality Meeting: registration opens June 7

Join us on July 17 for a new virtual event featuring renowned practitioners who are passionate about ensuring safe care before, during, and after surgery. Participate and discover strategies and innovations for optimizing patient care, decreasing burnout, reducing medical errors, and improving a culture of safety.

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AQI's Virtual Office Hours

Have a question about quality reporting and do not know where to turn? The Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) offers Virtual Office Hours that can help.

Offered on the second Tuesday of the month, ASA staff members issue quality reporting general announcements and participate in a Q&A session.

Register now for the upcoming Quality Reporting Office Hours at 11 a.m. CT on Tuesday, June 8.

2021 Reporting Deadlines

NACOR Registration: October 1, 2021

January through November 2021 data submission: January 31, 2022

Individual Quality Reporting Consent Submission: January 31, 2022

Improvement Activity Attestation: January 31, 2022

CMS Opt-Out for Individual Reporting: January 31, 2022

TIN/NPI Reconciliation: January 31, 2022

All data submissions: February 15, 2022

Contact AQI

Register: qcdr@asahq.org

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Ask AQI: AskAQI@asahq.org

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